Hi! It’s Thursday, November 15, 2012 and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: 9 and up (approximately, with parental supervision)
ClickScholar Nisa suggested this ad-supported website, sponsored by the non-profit Independence Hall Association whose mission is to educate the public about the Revolutionary and Colonial eras of American history. At the site, you’ll find a free virtual textbook of American history from Pre-Columbian to the New Millennium, including an entire section on “The New England Colonies” that includes:
- The Mayflower and Plymouth Colony
- William Bradford and the First Thanksgiving
- Massachusetts Bay — “The City Upon a Hill”
- Puritan Life
- And more!
When you get to the site you’ll see a Table of Contents of all 60 chapters. Click on a topic of interest and a new page opens where you can read the articles and see pictures and illustrations. Use the “Next” button near the top of each page to read each entry in this virtual textbook.
Look in the left margin to see comments provided by visitors to the website, who often provide additional resources and links to reference materials.
Note: Because this site contains randomly generated ads and allows comments by visitors, parents (as always) should preview the site and supervise all Internet activity.